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Op-Ed: Why ‘Five Easy Pieces’ still matters, 50 years after its release

So many movies thrust you into a simple, black-and-white world of good and bad, of pure moral certainty. So few dare to show you the world as it is and let you make up your own mind – the way Bob Rafelson’s classic “Five Easy Pieces” does.

Lauralee Bell of Y&R to star in two Lifetime movies

Veteran actress Lauralee Bell ("The Young and The Restless") will be starring in two movies on Lifetime in the V.C. Andrews' Landry family movie series.

Review: Annie Baker’s moving ‘The Flick’ soars high in its Toronto debut Special

Toronto - Annie Baker’s brilliant “The Flick” is about movies, but much more. It’s about working dead-end, minimum-wage jobs and using movies to escape. It’s about the difficulties we have in connecting to each other through our social masks.

Blade Runner's Rutger Hauer has died

Actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his role in the iconic movie 'Blade Runner', has died aged 75. He was also an active fundraiser for causes, such as one providing support for children and pregnant women with HIV/AIDS.

Review: Everyone carves their own paths in this week’s releases - part 2 Special

This week’s releases include an intimate portrait of a historical figure; a realistic depiction of a young woman’s choice; a couple of docs about niche interests; two vintage comedies that still make you laugh; and tales of vigilante justice.

Marvel-ous Stan Lee has died, aged 95

Stan Lee has passed away, aged 95. In 1961 Lee became one of the pivotal 20th century figures, turning comic books into American pop culture. Lee co-created many iconic characters, from Spider-Man to the Hulk.

Netflix was in talks to buy theaters to screen its films

Netflix was considering to make a bold move. The streaming service reportedly was in talks to buy Landmark Theaters, in order to screen its films.

Op-Ed: Why ‘Superman’ blows newer superhero films away, 40 years later

What an exciting time it must have been to go to the movies, back in the 1970s. I was only a little tyke then, so I didn’t feel the effects of it until years later. But something about that decade brought out the best in Hollywood creativity.

Op-Ed: Oscars 2018 — Predictions, personal picks and random commentary

Yes, I’m aware that we don’t need another column about the Academy Awards. Even if there weren’t much more pressing issues in the world, we already get our fill of obligatory Oscar hype from critics who are actually paid to care about it.

Man sues date who texted at the movies

Austin - A Texas man has launched a lawsuit against a woman he took to the movies after she insisted on texting during the film. Describing the encounter as a “first date from hell” the man is attempting to recover the cost of the ticket he bought for her.

Review: Ridley Scott returns to form with Alien Covenant Special

For those slightly disappointed with Prometheus, Ridley Scott has returned to form with his second Alien prequel - Alien Covenant. The movie veers sometimes towards an 'Alien greatest hits', but it's none the worse for it.

App lets you turn your DVDs into a personal Netflix

If, like me, your DVD collection is languishing unwatched because you don’t have a DVD player or a disc drive on your laptop, Walmart’s Vudu has a solution.

Computer operating system and movie stored on DNA

San Fransisco - An algorithm built for streaming video on a cellphone has been used to unlock DNA's storage potential. This was achieved by squeezing information into its four base nucleotides. In a study, researchers show the reliability of DNA computing technology.

Review: Passengers serves up an average slice of sci-fi Special

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in the new science fiction movie 'Passengers'. The romance between the stranded couple works well but the story falters.

Google reveals the best apps and games of 2016

Google has released its list of the best content on the Play Store during 2016. It has indexed the most popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books to highlight the top trends of the year. The full charts can be viewed on the Google Play Store.

Review: Arrival delivers a sci-fi treat to the cinema Special

Arrival, a new movie featuring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, delivers thought-provoking science fiction to the big screen and leaves the audience to question the nature of time and reality.

Review: Doctor Strange casts a cinematic spell Special

Another superhero movie hits the big screen - Marvel's Doctor Strange. This one is a bit different, casting a strong actor and leaning towards the mystic rather than the all-out punch ups of other films in the series.

Review: The Girl With All The Gifts gives a new take on the zombie movie Special

Another month, another zombie movie. Yet ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ is different, offering a new take on the flesh-eating horror. This makes for a compelling film.

The 'Back to the Future Nike' is about to hit shoe stores

Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers will finally go on sale November 28, according to a tweet sent by the company's director of public relations.

Call for smoking to be removed from children’s movies

Toronto - Should children and young people be allowed to watch movies where people smoke and should movies suitable for young people have all references to smoking removed? As the Toronto Film Festival kicks off this has become a hot topic for discussion.

Review: London Film and Comic Con showcases actors and memorabilia Special

London - The fourteenth London Film and Comic Con packed out London's Olympia with top stars, new movie items, classic comic artists, cult memorabilia, panels and hotly pursued merchandise.

Review: Star Trek Beyond continues to boldly go Special

The third Star Trek movie on the alternate timeline has been released this week and it continues in the good vein of the previous two offerings. This movie has a more 'episodic' structure and this allows for a more character-driven story.

Review: Orchestrating a classic: 'Psycho' relived with live orchestra Special

London - A growing and popular way of reliving past movies is to re-screen classic pictures with a live orchestra playing the main themes and musical interludes. Hitchcock’s Psycho is the latest movie to receive the treatment.

Chrome bug lets you download full Netflix movies for free

A recently discovered bug in Google's Chrome web browser makes it possible for anyone to download full movies from DRM-protected sources including Netflix and Amazon. Pirates could easily bypass Chrome's copy protection systems to access content.

Why 'Watership Down' should carry a 'parental guidance' warning

The decision by the British broadcaster Channel 5 to screen the animated movie adaptation of 'Watership Down' over Easter has upset a number of families. This has led to a "review" of the movie's classification.

Op-Ed: I have seen the future of entertainment and it's virtual reality

After test-driving a Samsung Gear VR headset for several weeks, I am convinced this technology will soar to eye-bending heights, especially in entertainment fields such as filmmaking and gaming.

Men speak most of the lines in Disney movies

Disney animated adventures, even those which feature a strong female protagonist, have most of the lines spoken by male actors.

Op-Ed: Oscars ignore black talent but may finally reward DiCaprio

The Academy Award nominations were criticized again this year for snubbing black actors and directors. With the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trending for a second year, is it time for change at the Academy?

Netflix now available in over 130 new countries

On January 6, 2015, Netflix extended its services to over 130 countries overseas, more than tripling the streaming service's presence and making it available to every continent.

Op-Ed: Trailer Junkie’s 2016 Movie Guide

With 2016 creeping ever closer, so is next year’s line up of cinema offerings. With everything from comic books to Oscar bait, Digital Journal has a few suggestions on what to watch.
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Cruising to the top for Tom Cruise.
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It tanked.
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Harrison Ford in Blade Runner
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2013 movie award time is here.
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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey
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Good start for  Oz.
Good start for "Oz."
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A scene from ‘The Bling Ring’
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Director Fritz Lang on the set of "Woman in the Moon."
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Can "The Master" keep the early success going?
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Hopping along at the box office on Easter weekends was "G.J. Joe."
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Nice weekend for a holiday.
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Willner's talent for recognizing artistically interesting combinations is one originating in his youth. “I grew up at the tail-end of where that was very normal,” the 57 year-old producer says, “you know, let’s call it music-as-vaudeville, when records became an art form in the same way literature, and art, and movies were, and the variety shows on TV: you had Dr. John next to Miles Davis next to Buffalo Springfield.”
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Shooting straight to the top.
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Pakistan Wins First Oscar
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New York City: The Manhattan Film Festival audience.
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See it outdoors.
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